there is a screening of redemption, an awesome movie on Sunday. More importantly it is part of an effort to stop the execution of tookie williams, a man nominated for the nobel peace prize, who has spent the past 25 years writing children’s books aimed at deturring urban youth from entering gangs.
I know we all lead busy lives and get asked to lend our support to too many efforts. But this one is different.
1. we are all safer with tookie around. He has turned 100’s of kids away from gangs.
2. we cannot afford to be the community that executed tookie. This happens in texas, not sf.
3. tookie has lead an amazing life and his redemption story is inspiring.
4. this is an amazing movie. Jamie fox’s best performace ever.
5. this is the fight we are all supposed to fight. If we don’t stand up for tookie, we have already lost the war.
Here are the details…
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Danny Glover invites you to a screening of "Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story"
Where: Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street in San Francisco (next to the 16th Street and Mission BART Station)
When: December 04, 2005 at 5pm
Why: Help STOP THE December 13th EXECUTION of Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Stan Tookie Williams
Danny Glover, Barbara Becnel, Boots Riley, and Kevin Epps will host a short program before the movie to explain the status of Stan’s case and let people know how to get involved in the movement to stop the execution. With only a few weeks left before the execution date, your help is urgently needed. Please join us in the fight to save Stan’s life.
This event is a fund-raiser for the San Francisco Save Tookie Committee. Tickets are $5 for students/youth/seniors and $10 for the general public. Inmate art, donated by Alan Laird of Expressions Art Gallery, will also be available for purchase to raise funds for the campaign to save Stan.
Co-sponsors and endorsers welcome; donations appreciated. Please contact Danielle at Danielle@vanguardsf.org or 415-581-2512 for more information about endorsing or co-sponsoring the event.
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Stan Williams co-founded the L.A. Crips in 1971. In 1981, he was convicted of murder by a jury from which all Blacks had been removed.
Standing before a racist system, without adequate funds or competent counsel, he had no real chance of demonstrating his innocence during his trial.
While in prison, Stan began writing books de-glamorizing gangs and prison life for children and young adults. Because of this work, he has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times.
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